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STAT 051 - QR:Probability With Statistics

Introduction to probabilistic and statistical reasoning, including probability distribution models and applications to current scientific/social issues. Roles of probability, study design, and exploratory/confirmatory data analysis. Prerequisite: Two years high school algebra. No credit for Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors in the mathematical and engineering sciences.

STAT 052 - D2:QR: Stat & Social Justice

Introduction to probabilistic and statistical reasoning, including applications to current scientific/social issues, with special focus on issues of poverty, criminal justice, environmental justice, and voting, and impact on diverse and disadvantaged populations. Prerequisites: Two years High School algebra; no credit for Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors in the mathematical and engineering sciences; credit for only one of STAT 051 and STAT 052.

STAT 087 - QR: Intro to Data Science

Basic techniques of data harvesting and cleaning; association rules, classification, clustering; analyze, manipulate, visualize data using programming languages. Basic principles of probability and statistical modeling/inference to make meaning out of large datasets. No credit given after STAT 200 or greater. Cross-listed with: CS 087.

STAT 111 - QR: Elements of Statistics

Basic statistical concepts, methods, and applications, including correlation, regression, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra; Sophomore standing.

STAT 141 - QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1

Foundational course for students taking further quantitative courses. Exploratory data analysis, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing. Introductory regression, experimentation, contingency tables, and nonparametrics. Computer software used.

STAT 143 - QR: Statistics for Engineering

Data analysis, probability models, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing. Multi- factor experimental design and regression analysis. Quality control, SPC, reliability. Engineering cases and project. Statistical analysis software. Prerequisites: MATH 020 or MATH 022; Sophomore standing.

STAT 151 - QR: Applied Probability

Foundations of probability, conditioning, and independence. Business, computing, biological, engineering reliability, and quality control applications. Classical discrete and continuous models. Pseudo-random number generation. Prerequisites: MATH 020 or MATH 022 or MATH 023.

STAT 183 - QR:Basic Statistical Methods 2

Quantitative statistical methodologies useful across disciplines. Analysis of variance, multiple and logistic regression, time series analysis, non-parametric methods, Bayesian statistics and decision analysis. Prerequisite: STAT 141, STAT 143, STAT 211, or EC 170.

STAT 200 - QR: Med Biostat&Epidemiology

Introductory design and analysis of medical studies. Epidemiological concepts, case-control and cohort studies. Clinical trials. Students evaluate statistical aspects of published health science studies. Prerequisite: STAT 111, STAT 141, STAT 143, or STAT 211. Cross-listed with: BIOS 200.

STAT 201 - QR:Stat Computing&Data Anlysis

Fundamental data processing, code development, graphing and analysis using statistical software packages, including SAS and R. Analysis of data and interpretation of results. Prerequisite: STAT 111 with Instructor permission, or STAT 141 or STAT 211.

STAT 211 - QR: Statistical Methods I

Fundamental concepts for data analysis and experimental design. Descriptive and inferential statistics, including classical and nonparametric methods, regression, correlation, and analysis of variance. Statistical software. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing or STAT 141 or STAT 143 and Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: BIOS 211.

STAT 221 - QR: Statistical Methods II

Multiple regression and correlation. Basic experimental design. Analysis of variance (fixed, random, and mixed models). Analysis of covariance. Computer software usage. Prerequisite: STAT 143 or STAT 211; or STAT 141 and Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: BIOS 221.

STAT 224 - QR:Stats for Qualty&Productvty

Statistical process control; Shewhart, cusum and other control charts; process capability studies. Total Quality Management. Acceptance, continuous, sequential sampling. Process design and improvement. Case studies. Prerequisite: STAT 141, STAT 143, or STAT 211.

STAT 235 - QR: Categorical Data Analysis

Measures of association and inference for categorical and ordinal data in multiway contingency tables. Log linear and logistic regression models. Prerequisite: STAT 211. Cross-listed with: BIOS 235.

STAT 251 - QR: Probability Theory

Distributions of random variables and functions of random variables. Expectations, stochastic independence, sampling and limiting distributions (central limit theorems). Concepts of random number generation. Prerequisite: MATH 121; STAT 151 or STAT 153 recommended. Cross-listed with: MATH 207, BIOS 251.

STAT 281 - Statistics Practicum

Intensive experience in carrying out a complete statistical analysis for a research project in substantive area with close consultation with a project investigator. Prerequisite: STAT 200 or STAT 201 or STAT 221 through STAT 237 or STAT 253; some statistical software experience; Instructor permission.

STAT 287 - QR: Data Science I

Data harvesting, cleaning, and summarizing. Working with non-traditional, non-numeric data (social network, natural language textual data, etc.). Scientific visualization using static and interactive "infographics". A practical focus on real datasets, and developing good habits for rigorous and reproducible computational science. Prerequisites: CS 020 or CS 021; STAT 141 or STAT 143 or STAT 211; CS 110 and MATH 124 recommended. Cross-listed with: CS 287.

STAT 293 - Undergrad Honors Thesis

A program of reading, research, design, and analysis culminating in a written thesis and oral defense. Honors notation appears on transcript and Commencement Program. Contact Statistics Program Director for procedures.

STAT 330 - Bayesian Statistics

Introduction to Bayesian inference. Posterior inference, predictive distributions, prior distribution selection. MCMC algorithms. Hierarchical models. Model checking and selection. Use of computer software. Pre/co-requisite: STAT 241 or STAT 251 or Instructor permission.

STAT 381 - Statistical Research

Methodologic or data analytic research culminating in oral and written reports to the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

STAT 385 - Consulting Practicum

Supervised field work in statistical consulting. Experiences may include advising UVM faculty and students or clients in applied settings such as industry and government agencies. Prerequisites: Second year Graduate standing in Statistics or Biostatistics and permission of Statistics Program Director.

STAT 223 - QR:Appld Multivariate Analysis

Multivariate normal distribution. Inference for mean vectors and covariance matrices. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), discrimination and classification, principal components, factor and cluster analysis. Prerequisite: STAT 221, matrix algebra recommended. Cross-listed with: BIOS 223.

STAT 231 - QR: Experimental Design

Randomization, complete and incomplete blocks, cross-overs, Latin squares, covariance analysis, factorial experiments, confounding, fractional factorials, nesting, split plots, repeated measures, mixed models, response surface optimization. Prerequisite: STAT 211; or STAT 211 and STAT 201.

STAT 261 - QR: Statistical Theory

Point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and decision theory. Application of general statistical principles to areas such as nonparametric tests, sequential analysis, and linear models. Prerequisite: STAT 251; or STAT 151 or STAT 153 with Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: BIOS 261.

STAT 360 - Linear Models

Theory of linear models, least squares and maximum likelihood estimation, fixed, random and mixed models, variance component estimation, introduction to generalized linear models, bootstrapping. Prerequisites: STAT 261 and knowledge of matrix algebra or Instructor permission.

STAT 387 - Data Science II

Advanced data analysis, collection, and filtering. Statistical modeling, monte carlo statistical methods, and in particular Bayesian data analysis, including necessary probabilistic background material. A practical focus on real datasets and developing good habits for rigorous and reproducible computational science. Prerequisite: STAT 287 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CS 387.

STAT 095 - Special Topics

Lectures, reports, and directed readings at an introductory level. Prerequisite: As listed in schedule of courses.

STAT 295 - Advanced Special Topics

For advanced students. Lectures, reports, and directed readings on advanced topics. Prerequisite: As listed in schedule of courses.

STAT 290 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

STAT 229 - Survival/Logistic Regression

Models and inference for time-to-event and binary data. Censored data, life tables, Kaplan-Meier estimation, logrank tests, proportional hazards models. Logistic regression-interpretation, assessment, model building, special topics. Prerequisite: STAT 221 or above. Cross-listed with: BIOS 229.

STAT 395 - Advanced Special Topics

Lectures or directed readings on advanced and contemporary topics not presently included in other statistics courses. Prerequisites: As listed in schedule of courses.

STAT 191 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of Program Director.

STAT 241 - Statistical Inference

Introduction to statistical theory: related probability fundamentals, derivation of statistical principles, and methodology for parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: STAT 151, STAT 153, or STAT 251, and STAT 141 or equivalent, and MATH 121. Cross-listed with: BIOS 241.

STAT 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

Lectures, reports, and directed readings. Prerequisite: As listed in schedule of courses.

STAT 256 - Neural Computation

Introduction to artificial neural networks, their computational capabilities and limitations, and the algorithms used to train them. Statistical capacity, convergence theorems, backpropagation, reinforcement learning, generalization. Prerequisites: MATH 122 or MATH 124 or MATH 271; STAT 143 or STAT 153 or equivalent; CS 110. Cross-listed with: CS 256, CSYS 256.

STAT 233 - Survey Sampling

Design and data analysis for sample surveys. Simple random, stratified, systematic, cluster, multistage sampling. Practical issues in planning and conducting surveys. Prerequisite: STAT 211; or STAT 141 or STAT 143 with Instructor permission.

STAT 225 - Applied Regression Analysis

Simple linear and multiple regression models; least squares estimates, correlation, prediction, forecasting. Problems of multicollinearity and influential data (outliers).

STAT 253 - Appl Time Series & Forecasting

Autoregressive moving average (Box-Jenkins) models, autocorrelation, partial correlation, differencing for nonstationarity, computer modeling. Forecasting, seasonal or cyclic variation, transfer function and intervention analysis, spectral analysis. Prerequisites: STAT 211 or STAT 225; or STAT 141 or STAT 143 with Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CSYS 253.